Quinlan, a 17 year-old junior in the International Baccalaureate program, and Farfan, an 18 year-old senior in General Studies, finished 13 strokes better than their nearest competitors. The twosome, the only juniors in the 132-player field, finished with a three-day total of 184. The January 29-31 event was played at three separate courses, the Real Del Mar Resort, and the Bajamar and Tijuana Country Clubs. The Jordan High School student-athletes shared the overall crown with Frank Amador and Tom Castel De Oro of Recreation Park (Long Beach) who won the Low Gross crown.
Quinlan, the Panthers returning MVP and team captain, and Farfan, President of the Jordan High School Golf Club, headline an improving Moore League program under the direction of Head Coach Jackie Minnis. The Panthers open the season Monday, February 28th against the Paramount Pirates at Los Amigos Golf Club.
Participation in the tournament was made possible through generous dontions from the Jordan High School golf Club, Urban Youth Golf Program, Jim Carson of the Long Beach Golf Center, Minnis and Linda Quinlan who traveled at her own expense to chaperone the student golfers.
The Jordan High golf program also benefited from the Quinlan/Farfan victory. The PLGA presented golf merchandise certificates to Minnis and the golf program in the names of the Panther golfers.
David Starr Jordan High School is an inner-city school in Long Beach, California. The roster includes Hispanic, African-American and Samoan student-athletes, many of whom come from disadvantaged environments.